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LONDON FESTIVAL OF RAILWAY MODELLING 2019
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Here is your chance to win one of four Adult tickets to the
London Festival of Railway Modelling 2019 Exhibition
on Sat 23rd - Sun 24th March 2019

at Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, 
London, Greater London N22 7AY.

Visitors can enjoy over 40 hand-picked layouts from around the globe and in excess of 100 exhibitors to browse and purchase from. The vast selection of trade covers those ‘must-have’ items to ‘specialist’ items in rarer scales and gauges. Don't miss the expert demonstrations and meet the BRM magazine team. Sponsored and supported by Bachmann Europe, Graham Farish and the Model Railway Club

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Disabled AccessWheelchair Friendly  No. of Layouts
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September 2019

  • Sun 1st - Transtar Promotions -  Walsall Wood Toy & Train Collectors Fair
    Oak Park Active Living Centre, Coppice Road, Walsall Wood, West Midlands
    Well established event with over 80 tables selling Toy Cars, Commercials, Buses and Trains old and new plus lots of other collectibles.Bring along your unwanted toys to sell.A popular event for collectors and now in its 28th year.Both stall rents and admission prices held at 2017 rates.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:60+
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Fri 6th - Townsend Toy & Train Fairs -  Alfreton Toy and Train Fair
    Leisure Centre, Church Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire
    As one of the longest established swapmeets, for years, 'Alfreton-Friday' has been the place for toy collectors and rail enthusiasts.Excellent access, good public transport and major road links. Refreshments, Free parking.Acc.U/16's free.Earlybird from 5pm.Buying, selling or just having a nostalgic trip down'Memory Lane'.A good variety of traders so plenty of bargains with a good mix of rail, diecast and themed, both new and used.Always expect the unexpected at Alfreton!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 7th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Brecon Toy & Train Sale
    Brecon Market Hall, Town Centre, Brecon, Powys
    Our highly popular Mid-Wales show in this wonderful and historic venue. Supported by top traders from all over the UK operating on up to 90 tables and with a great in-house cafe provided by B&R Caterers. Located centrally in this fine old market town with plenty of nearby parking.
    QUICKINFO: 
    T:35
    Refreshments

  • Sat 7th - Retro Ronnie Fairs -  Retro Ronnie's Toiy Fair
    Didcot Civic Centre, Britwell Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire
    A well established Toy Fair with a great atmosphere offering everything from Model Trains, Planes and Automobiles, Star Wars, Books, Vintage Toys and loads more. Dee's wonderful Home Made Food and refreshments available. Parking is provided on site and the show and is well sign posted. Should you have any products for sale please bring them along for a free valuation. A show for all the family.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:35+
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 8th - Model Car Mart -  Ashington Vintage Toy & Train Collectors Fair
    Ashington Community Centre, Foster Lane, Ashington, Surrey
    A traditional, friendly british toyfair organised by collectors for collectors. Buy, sell and swap from a large range of toys old and new. Including Triang and Hornby trains, all gauges plus continental makes. Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox diecasts. Other toys including Meccano, Lego, action figures and lots more. Hot food and drinks available. Extensive advertising campaign, well signposted & free parking.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:30
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 8th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Dublin Toy & Train Sale
    The Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin
    Our major show in the Republic of Ireland, held in a top quality hotel situated alongside the main N11 route south from the City Centre. Masses of free parking and top traders from all over Ireland plus a sprinkling from the UK.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:45
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 8th - Tony Oakes Fairs -  Kidderminster Toyfair
    Gilt Edge Leisure Centre, Zortech Avenue, Kidderminster, Worcestershire
    40 Plus tables offering a great selection of new and used models, plus Hornby Dublo layout. A great day out for collectors and enthusiasts and don`t forget we are very near to the Severn Valley Railway.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:1
    T:40
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 8th - Great Central Railway -  Swap Meet - Railwayana
    Quorn & Woodhouse Station, Woodhouse Road, Quorn, Leicestershire
    If you are interested in items of railway memorabilia (railwayana) - whether locomotive nameplates, lamps, signalling equipment, silverware, enamel signs, buttons, badges, books, photographs or postcards etc visit Great Central Railway's famous Swap Meet at Quorn & Woodhouse station. It's one of the longest standing events of its kind in the country!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:50
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 8th - Retro Ronnie Fairs -  Retro Ronnie's Toy Fair
    Swindon Town Football Club, The Energy Check County Ground, County Road, Swindon, Wiltshire
    A fantastic show in the grounds of the football club, loads of free parking. A well attended show by Traders offering a great selection of goods from Vintage Toys, Die Cast, Trains, Star Wars and a whole lot more. Dee's Cafe will be there offering her tasty array of Sandwiches, Baps and of course her famous home made cakes. A great day out for all the family.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:35+
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 8th - Wimborne Toyfairs -  Wimborne Toy & Train Fair
    Queen Elizabeths Leisure Centre Sports Hall, Blandford Road, Wimborne, Dorset
    Now established in the Sports hall immediately behind the school, with access via the main Leisure centre entrance from either the QE leisure centre or school car parks. Direction signs will be made visible in both car parks. The hall is big, bright and with refreshments. There is the capability of up to 80 stalls (40+ traders). I hope you enjoy the new surroundings and continue to support the event. There will be as usual a good mix of both railway & die cast, old & new.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:40+
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 10th - Newcomen Fairs Ltd -  Elsecar Toy Train & Doll Fair
    Ironworks (Building 21) Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Elsecar, Barsley, South Yorkshire
    Early entry available from 5pm £2 Stands selling, tin plate and collectable toys. Model Railway and diecast models. Teddies and dolls. Free parking - refreshments available. Follow the brown Heritage Centre signs.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 10th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair  - **Updated**
    Hook Community Centre, Ravenscroft, Hook, Hampshire
    Hook's monthly toy and train collectors fair. , good food, good diecast, good railway, couldn't get much better for £1free on site parking and excellent cafe!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 15th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair  - **Updated**
    Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire
    The final show for 2018. More dates to follow. Now established at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College with its own dedicated car park. Top local dealers. Traders table available at just £24 each.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:40
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 15th - Townsend Toy & Train Fairs -  Ashfield Toy and Train Fair
    Festival Hall, Hodgkinson Road, Kirkby-In-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
    Our Flagship 'Friendly Fez'swapmeet is now established as a great smaller(120 tables)fair.Excellent access, good major road links, bus or train just 3 minutes walk.Refreshments(incl. Full breakfasts).Free parking. Earlybird available. Buying, selling or just having a nostalgic trip down 'Memory Lane'.Acc.U/16'sfree.Now in its 9th year and proving a real hit with public and a good variety of traders who provide plenty of bargains with a good mix of rail and diecast.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 15th - Ray Heard Model Railways -  Newton Abbot Train & Toy Fair
    Newton Abbot Racecourse, Newton Road, Newton Abbot, Devon
    One of the largest and most popular Train & Toy Fairs in the South of England, with over 45 traders selling all aspects of Trains, Collectables & Toys, this makes this a event not to be missed. Large Car Park and good catering, with wheel chair access.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:45+
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 17th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair  - **Updated**
    Memorial Hall, Station Road, Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire
    Wootton Bassetts dedicated evening toy and train collectors fair - just off the High Street. Free parking and homemade catering!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Wed 18th - Townsend Toy & Train Fairs -  Burton Upon Trent Toy and Train Fair
    Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire
    One of the longest established swapmeets, with a warm welcome and really friendly atmosphere.Excellent access, good major road links and free parking.Super town centre venue with excellent public transport(Bus and rail).Accomp.U16's free.Refreshments, (Incl.Home made cake).Buying, selling or just having a nostalgic trip down 'Memory Lane'.Plenty of bargains, always a good selection of rail, diecast and themed, new and used, from a wide range of regular, knowledgeable traders.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 21st - Steven Clements Fairs -  Gloucester ~ Cheltenham Toy and Train Collectors Fair  - **Updated**
    Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
    New Venue , New City * Wow welcome to the friendly Gloucester Saturday toyfair. Parking and just five mins from the M5. Plenty of new and preowned classic model railway , diecast items, plus books, model aircraft, classic toys etc Early buyer entry from 0830am for £3 NOW A SATURDAY FAIR!!  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:10+
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 21st - Model Car Mart -  Henfield Toy & Train Collectors Fair
    Henfield Village Hall, High Street, Henfield, West Sussex
    A traditional, friendly, British toy fair organised by collectors and hosted in the heart of rural West Sussex. Buy, sell and swap from a large range of toys old and new. Including Triang and Hornby trains of all gauges plus continental makes. Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox diecasts. Other toys including Meccano, Lego, action figures, comics, action figures and TV & film related merchandise plus lots more. Hot food and drinks available. Extensive advertising campaign, well signposted & parking.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:25
    CS
    Refreshments

  • Sun 22nd - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair  - **New Entry**
    Michael Herbert Hall, South Street, Wilton, Wiltshire
    Our Autumn Toy and Train Collectors fair at Wilton. Combine your Christmas shopping at the Outlet village with a visit to the fair! Free off road parking. Top local dealers attending. A great mix of diecast and railway!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 24th - Garstang Toyfair
    Kirkland and Catterall Memorial Hall, Corner of A6 and A586 - the Avenue, Churchtown Near Garstang, Lancashire
    Small friendly Toy Fair with diecast and trains etc. Tea, coffee and cakes available.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:18
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 28th - Tony Oakes Fairs -  Ludlow Model, Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Ludlow Racecourse, Bromfield, Ludlow, Shropshire
    Ludlow Racecourse is a fantastic venue for a Toy fair, being approx 2 miles north of Ludlow just off the A49. Stallholders from various parts of the country will be on hand to sell, buy or exchange new and pre-owned model railways, diecast models etc.The venue offers easy access, free parking and homemade refreshments by cafe V using quality local produce. A great event not to be missed.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:60
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 29th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Carmarthen Toy & Train Sale
    Carmarthen Leisure Centre, Llansteffan Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
    Our great West Wales show in this excellent and large venue, close to the town and just off the man A40 dual-carriageway westward (first slip-road after B&Q). Massive free car parks, level and easy access and a good in-house cafe. This is a SUNDAY show.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:35
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 29th - BB & PC Fairs -  Toy Fair
    Copdock Village Hall, Old London Road, Copdock Near Ipswich, Suffolk
    Copdock Village Hall has excellent Lighting and easy access. The Catering is also excellent with hot and cold food being served. Some of the best Dealers in East Anglia will be in attendance with Diecasts and Model Railways for sale. Buy , swap or sell that's what Toy Fairs are all about. Come and get to know the Dealers.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

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